Daily Archives: August 30, 2011

Congratulations: Rapper The Game’s ‘R.E.D. Album’ Debuts At #1

According to HitsDailyDouble, Compton rapper Game’s fourth solo effort, The R.E.D. Album debuted at #1 on the Billboard top 200 this week. The disc moved 96,000 in the first week; knocking Jay-Z & Kanye West’s Watch The Throne from the top spot. This is Game’s third album to debut at #1. The Documentary and Doctor’s Advocate both took the top spot on Billboard 200, while L.A.X. debuted at #2.

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Interview: Drake Speaks On His Upcoming LP, Collab’d Album With Rick Ross & ‘Watch The Throne’

On October 24, YMCMB rapper Drake will be releasing his new sophomore album Take Care. The deadline to submit tracks for the final album version is approaching. Entertainment Weekly, caught up with Drizzy. During the interview, he spoke about his upcoming LP, Jay-Z & Kanye West’s Watch The Throne, doing a collab’d album with Rick Ross and much more.

In what ways are you challenging yourself this album?
I push myself in a lot of aspects when I write a song. I write a piece and where most people would stop and say “Oh, that’s the hook right there,” I’ll move that to the first four bars of the verse and do a new hook. That makes the song easy to learn and catchy. That’s how I like to challenge myself. I’ll write something and everyone that’s around might be like “Oh that’s that hook right there.” And then I’ll write something better than that.

How many tracks are you shooting for here?
Obviously, I can only fit so many songs on a CD. So what I’m doing is there will be a Take Care physical edition in stores that’ll hopefully have 15 to 17 songs on it. Then I know a lot of people do deluxe editions. But since October 24 is a special day for me, I got, like, a Take Care birthday edition that I’m going to put on iTunes that will have extra songs. I really want to encourage people to be excited about the album releasing. I remember how excited a lot of artists used to make me. I used to want to buy the physical copy to see the artwork. And if there were any bonus tracks, I’d go find them. I’m definitely trying to cause some of that excitement. I hope people go get the songs off the birthday edition. It’s going to be great, man. I’ve got a wide array of music this time. I’m very excited.

Source: Entertainment Weekly

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Game Theory: Rapper Game Covers LA Weekly; With Three Nude Women

Compton rapper Game is gracing the cover of the latest issue of LA Weekly; with three nude women. Last week, the Compton native released his latest LP, titled The R.E.D. Album. The 21-track disc has collaborations from Chris Brown, Lil Wayne, Drake, Young Jeezy and more. This is the follow-up to Game’s 2006 LP L.A.X., which debuted at #2 on the Billboard Top 200, selling over 238,382 copies in the first week.

I don’t promote shit — the label does. That’s how you got here. All I do is rap,” says the 31-year-old, who was born Jayceon Taylor.

Fuck radio,” he then added, “I don’t give a fuck if radio plays my shit once. I’ve never been a radio artist. Everyone on the radio flops. I don’t want to be in that category. I want to go platinum” Read the entire cover story here.

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Sneaker Me Dope: Wale Wearing Nike LeBron 8 “Miami Nights”

Yesterday Monday (August 29), Maybach Music Group rapper Wale performed at Roc Nation x Heineken Red Star Access in Chicago, IL. During his segment, Wale was wearing a pair of Nike LeBron 8 V2 Low “Miami Nights.” These kicks are scheduled to hit shelves on September 2.

Wale will be dropping his sophomore album, titled Ambition on November 1. Last week, I reported that Wale and Kid Cudi are rebuilding their friendship and Cudi will appear on Wale’s new album, on a track, titled “Focused.”

In a recent interview with XXLMag.com, Wale spoke on his upcoming disc and compared it to Jay-Z’s Reasonable Doubt album.

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Styling On Them Lames: Don C Wearing A Givenchy Tee-Shirt & An $400 Just Don Chicago Bulls Snakeskin Snapback

Kanye West’s business partner Don C was spotted styling on them lames at JL Sunday nights for the special VMA party. Don C was wearing a tan Givenchy printed tee-shirt from the Fall 2011 Collection with a matching $400 Just Don Chicago Bulls snakeskin snapback cap.

In the beginning of this month, the Just Don Mitchell & Ness snakeskin snapback caps were available and retailing for $400. They were sold at RSVP Gallery, but all nine teams/colorways sold out in minutes. These one of a kind snapbacks are made of genuine python skin sewn on premium lamb skin detailed with a gold buckle strap.

Pictures via J. Lorenzo’s blog

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Dining In New York City: La La Vazquez & Carmelo Anthony And LeBron James & Savannah

Last night Monday (August 29), LeBron James and his girlfriend Savannah flew from Miami to New York City to meet up with Carmelo Anthony and his wife La La Vazquez Anthony. The four dined at a private restaurant in Manhattan for a romantic dinner. La La took to her official Twitter account and tweeted, “Enjoying a night out in NYC…@KingJames@SavannahRB@carmeloanthony, and me.. #greattimes!

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Cover Reveal: La La Vazquez-Anthony Covers Vibe Vixen

Vibe Vixen is back and this time around they’re going digital. Media personality and actress La La Vazquez-Anthony is covering the digital premiere issue of Vibe Vixen. In the cover story, La La talked about her highly rated reality show La La’s Full Court Life, Meagan Good and what people don’t know about her. Below are some excerpts:

On her feelings about La La’s Full Court Life:
I think people seem to be excited about it which makes me excited. People are going to find the show very interesting. It documents when Melo was traded to New York which was the biggest thing ever and [shows] just exactly how a trade goes down.  And you get to see me and my friends. Whether it’s Kelly Rowland, Serena Williams, Kim Kardashian, we’re all supporting each other and being there for each other. It’s a good balance on television to see successful women supporting each other, having a really strong bond and great friendship. I think it’s necessary for people to see that too on television.

On what she learned from Megan Good during Act Like A Lady, Think Like A Man:
What I’ve learned just from watching Megan Good is that acting should be effortless. I watch her and she makes it seem so effortless and so easy that it makes my job easier because I’m feeding off of her energy.

One thing you may not know about her:
I love chocolate. I am insanely addicted to Nestle Crunch… and I’m working on it. [Laughs]

Vibe Vixen’s digital premiere issue drops September 1.

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Styling On Them Hoes: Ciara All Glammed-Up At Lil Wayne’s Album Release Party

Following the 2011 MTV VMA’s rapper Lil Wayne held his Tha Carter IV album release party at Boulevard 3 in Los Angeles. Singer Ciara was spotted on the red carpet. Ci Ci was styling on them hoes in a pair of booty shorts, pairing with a sheer tank-top and black Versace Pumps. Tha Carter IV is available now via iTune and retails.

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Are You Serious? Wiz Khalifa & Amber Rose Working On A Collaboration

While still enjoying the success of his gold-selling ablum Rolling Papers, Wiz Khalifa is already working on his new album as well as a collaboration with his girlfriend Amber Rose. At the 2011 MTV VMA’s red carpet, Wiz Khalifa & Amber Rose told Billboard.com that they’re working on a collaboration together.

We’re working on some music for me, yeah,” Amber Rose told Billboard.com on an upcoming collaboration with her boyfriend Wiz Khalifa. “It’s going to be mysterious,” Wiz added. “It’s going to be very mysterious,” Amber Rose said. “You may not even know it’s me. We might just throw it out there, might give it out and see what’s up.”

In other Wiz and Amber news, Rose has a role in the upcoming movie Gangs of Roses II and Wiz is working on new music himself. “I’m also working on another album and stuff like that. Just chilling out, having fun, I just got done with touring,” says Wiz.

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Picture Me Dope: Rick Ross, Kim Kardashian, Swizz Beatz & DJ Khaled Backstage

Rapper Rick Ross was photo’d backstage at the 2011 MTV VMA’s with Kim Kardashian, Swizz Beatz and DJ Khaled. The Miami native is currently touring on Lil Wanye’s “I Am Music 2” tour. Ross is also in the studio working on his forthcoming LP God Forgives I Don’t. This is the follow-up to Ross’ 2010 album Teflon Don. The disc debuted at #2 on the Billboard 200 selling 176,000 copies in its first week.

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